D1NZ drifting Round 4

D1NZ is New Zealand’s premier drift Motorsport series. Link ECU is proud to be the title sponsor in 2018, which see’s five events throughout New Zealand boasting the countries best drivers, and cars, sliding sideways.

The series doubles at the New Zealand Extreme Motorsport series, where ATV’s, Supermoto motorcycles, and Rallycross vehicles also put on a massive display for the fans.
Round four at Manfeild Park Raceway in Feilding on the 21st April 2018 was exclusively drifting, as competition heated up for the overall D1NZ Championship honors. Darren Kelly, Cole Armstrong and Fanga Dan Woolhouse were all locked in a tight battle for the top spot in the Pro Drift class. In ProSport, Tay James, Jordy Cole and Liam Burke were all putting in consistent performances to top the points table heading into Round four.
Despite the wild winds all weekend, our drift pilots certainly put on a display of epic driver skill at the Chris Amon circuit. The drivers weren’t afraid to get close and comfortable with each other in practise which kept team’s busy repairing body work and ensuring things didn’t get too out of control.



What’s motorsport without cable ties aye, Cole Armstrong?


In qualifying, it was Drew Donovan who topped the charts. Followed closely by Nissan GTR pilot Darren Kelly and Ben Wilkinson.


Darren showing us his driver skill in the Nissan RB R35 GTR


Ben White ‘Beedub drift’ is always a great supporter of Link. Ben’s turbocharged Nissan V8 Nissan Silvia S15 utilizes a Link Xtreme ECU in the Pro-sport class.


After two day’s practise and competition, the final PRO results were in:
  1. Adam Davies
  2. Darren Kelly
  3. Andrew Redwood
Huge congratulations to Adam Davies and team DSR who managed to take the win in the Nissan 180sx. The team’s two drivers, Adam & Dave Steadman, were sharing this car over the weekend, which went on to prove the power of the rotary engine by claiming 1st and 6th positions.


The ProSport class ended as follows:
  1. Scotty Dinsdale
  2. Liam Burke
  3. Tay James
Now the series heads to Pukekohe Raceway, for the grand finale. Link is extremely pleased to be in attendance and present the 2018 Link ECU D1NZ Champion with their trophy and prize – a trip to compete in the Irish Drift Championship (IDC) at Mondello park.

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